Whether you’re chartering a superyacht in the French Rivieria or taking a luxury yacht cruise around the US Virgin islands, the perfect pair of shades is a yachting wardrobe essential. Shop our edit of the best sunglasses for women from statement pieces to staple everyday shades household names including from Tom Ford, Celine, Anna Karin Karlsson, Chloe and more!
How to buy the right sunglasses
We don't only wear sunglasses to shield our eyes from the harsh light of the sun and to prevent migraines from all the squinting, they are also designed to provide complete protection from UV damage, both UVA and UVB. The eye area is particularly sensitive, so protection is key. Finding the right pair should start with vetting the retailers, to ensure you're buying a set that offers the relevant, aforementioned protection. Then it's a case of styling them out, finding the right shape to suit your face and the right pair for the intended purpose. Lucky for you, we've helped narrow the search!
If your face suits a cat eye, there's no better option than the Tom Ford Gia Butterfly sunglasses. They are big and structured, undeniably glamorous and easily versatile in black.
We love the detail on these Delilah Double-frame sunglasses from Chloe. The decadent detail from the blue enamel between the frames to the tortoiseshell tips make this a glamorous set of shades to be seen in.
We love the retro 70's feel to these gold tone sunglasses from Céline, if you suit a larger frame these are a great pair to consider, lightweight and very zeitgeist for summer 2020.
Anna Karin Karlsson
Known for her bold stand-out shades, these Crystal Nest sunglasses are quite tame from Anna Karin Karlsson, though every bit as lovely. The arms are embellished with rhinestones against the large round lenses in a beautiful plum hue.
These Mask Shield Metal Sunglasses from Rick Owens are quite the statement piece. One thing you can count on is the ultimate UV protection, these visa-style shades are sure to keep wrinkles at bay at this size.
Oakley Trailing Point
These polished black frame sunglasses with the classic polarized prizm lenses are this year's go-to for active women spending plenty of time on the water. With slightly wider lenses for greater peripheral vision, the Trailing Point is smart and practical.
For a practical pair of everyday shades, the OP-505 phantos-frame sunglasses from Oliver Peoples are a great shout. Suited for most face shapes, the curved edges are flattering and the neutral tones versatile.
For something a little more quirky, these Gucci tortoiseshell sunglasses have an edge to them with the contrasting Sylvie stripe arms. With quite a large frame and light shade, these will carry from spring through to summer.